It is safe to say that more people than ever are struggling with their cellulite.
If you want to wear the latest fashions, go swimming or visit the beach, you might feel self conscious about the way your thighs look.
Although plenty of people do suffer from cellulite, sometimes it can be very noticeable and feel very unattractive.
If you have cellulite on and around your thighs and buttocks, for instance, you may feel a strong desire to get rid of it altogether – but how?
There are so many ‘wonder cures’ on the market nowadays that simply do not work that you are no doubt skeptical.
Some people are simply trying to make a fast buck by preying on people’s insecurities, trying to sell them useless beauty products for inflated prices that can leave you and your wallet feeling empty.
Luckily, however, as there is more and more research into what causes cellulite, there are more and more cures coming out that do actually work; some of them are very cheap and widely available.
When it comes to curing cellulite, therefore, ‘more expensive’ does not necessarily mean ‘more effective’.
If you can, try to prevent getting cellulite. Prevention is both a lot easier and a lot cheaper than cure, so if you do not have cellulite, try to keep things that way by following this simple and cheap steps:
Keeping your skin healthy is paramount when it comes to preventing cellulite, and one of the best ways of doing this is to keep it hydrated.
Hydration throughout our bodies is essential, since water is the essence of all life.
By using the right moisturizer at least once a day on the most commonly affected areas – i.e. the thighs and buttocks – you will find that you are less likely to suffer from cellulite, even later in life when it is more prevalent.
Remember, however, to use an effective moisturizer so that you can be sure that your skin is getting the care that it needs.
Many things have been linked to the development of cellulite, your diet included.
If you are eating a lot of junk food, crisps, sweets, chocolate, ice cream… Anything that is loaded with excess sugar, fat and preservatives, your risk of getting cellulite is greatly increased.
However, by ensuring that you eat measured portions of fruit, vegetables, carbohydrates, meat and dairy every day (or substitutes for the last two for vegetarians and vegans) you can help reduce this risk.
Do plenty of exercise
By ensuring that you move regularly and properly, you can help prevent the development of cellulite whilst also seeing other benefits such as weight loss and increased quality of life.
How to cure cellulite
If you have already got cellulite, it is a little harder to cure – but certainly not impossible.
More and more methods of curing cellulite have been found in the years since cellulite has started to be properly studied by scientists.
These experiments and investigations have found that, sometimes, the simplest (if slightly odd) methods are often the most effective in tackling cellulite.
Just five of these slightly weight cures for cellulite are listed below:
1- Tomato paste
Tomato paste, are you kidding? No, absolutely not. Tomato paste doesn’t just taste great or go well in a curry, it can actually help cure your cellulite.
Tomatoes are actually naturally high in lycopene. This has been linked to the prevention of collagen breakdown – one of the causes of cellulite.
Tomato paste actually tends to have higher levels of lycopene than fresh tomatoes but if you do try to use the tomato paste on your legs or buttocks, ensure that it does not contain BPA.
2- Coconut oil
This is perhaps a more familiar curative beauty product to those who have suffered from dry skin or damaged hair before.
Coconut oil has a number of great applications for all sorts of parts of the body, and curing cellulite is yet another thing that it has been proven to help.
Using coconut oil for moisturizing is very popular and you should be using it as frequently as possible anyway, but applying it to the problem areas such as your thighs can really help tackle the problem of cellulite as well as prevent further damage to your skin.
For best results, consider consuming coconut oil, as well. Most people also use a dry brush when they moisturize with coconut oil, and this has turned out to be a winning combination.
3- Apple cider vinegar and apple cider vinegar wraps
Yes, you heard right. Apple cider vinegar, another ingredient that is more often found in the kitchen than in the bathroom, has been proven to help reduce the appearance of even the most advanced of cellulite.
Besides other brilliant health advantages, adding just a teaspoon of apple vinegar cider to your bath can help to start curing your cellulite in record time.
Like coconut oil, the results are magnified if you also ingest it. Alternatively, if you do not have a bath, consider an apple cider vinegar wrap to help get rid of your cellulite.
4- Ginkgo Biloba
Bless you! Although you may not have heard of this particular plant, it has existed and been used in medicines for many centuries.
This plant is often used to help improve the circulation of blood around the body which, of course, means that stored fat will be more effectively moved from cellulite into the muscle tissue.
From here, it can be burned as energy rather than being stored just under the skin and causing the dimpled affect that cellulite has.
5- Coffee scrub
Perhaps one of the better known cures because it is just so effective, by applying a coffee scrub to the affected areas you will soon start seeing great results.